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Stunning photos show lava flowing in Hawaii beneath the Milky Way

A photographer has shared an incredible set of images that depict glowing lava flowing down the side of a volcano on The Big Island of Hawaii.<p>Taken by Mike Mezeul II, the photographs illustrate the raw beauty of nature in its wildest form, showing lava from the Kilauea Volcano crawling towards the …

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National park tips: They call it Death Valley and still, crowds come in summer. Beware.

Yes, I know, this seems obvious in a place bearing the name Death Valley National Park, but this spot can be dangerous. In July and August, park temperatures routinely approach 120 degrees (with overnight lows in the 90s). But believe it or not, apart from May (122,137 visitors), Death Valley's …

Canada's greatest rail journeys

2017 sees Canada celebrate 150 years of confederation, but it was the railways that truly opened it up. Here are 6 incredible rail journeys to really …

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18 Underrated National Parks

Time to add these wonders to your bucket list.<p>Everyone is familiar with Yellowstone and Yosemite. And for good reason: they're gorgeous. But we're going to go on record to say these less well-known destinations are just as picturesque — and probably way less crowded, too.

The 10 Best Places to Celebrate Halloween in America

2016 is your year to have the most epic Halloween ever. We've created the ultimate list of the best places to celebrate All Hallows' Eve in America. Whether you're looking for a festive celebration or a really good scare, these awesome places will leave you impressed. Check them out and see if …

Top 6 Destinations Out West to Visit This Fall

Fall typically conjures images of New England getaways, packed with apple picking, snuggly sweaters, pumpkin-flavored treats, cozying up by the fire, …

20 Cross-Country Road Trips You Can Take for Less Than $350

Don't be afraid to hop on a bus to get across the country.<p>There’s something romantic about the idea of a road trip across America, but for some, the …

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The 15 best destinations for October sun

Finding the right destination at the right time is not always straight forward. Tropical weather can be fickle, and there is more to finding the best climate than simply heading south. Here is our guide to the best destinations for October sun, with various options depending on how hot you like</i> …

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A Data Scientist Has Mapped The Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

The 14 Parks You Can't Get Enough Of

The results of our recent poll are in, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the National Park Service centennial this month than to share …

The 20 dream destinations people want to visit most

That's exactly what Pinterest users are doing: pinning the dream destinations they most wish to visit. If you're looking for some inspiration, here are the 20 places around the world that users have saved the most.<p>From the crystal clear waters of Petrohué Falls in Chile, to the colorful markets of …

How to visit all mainland US National Parks in one optimised road trip

The creator of the most efficient US road trip ever has turned his sights on creating the optimum route for visiting all the US National Parks by car.<p>Click here for an interactive version<p>Randy Olson, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, created the map to celebrate the 100 …

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9 awe-inspiring caves around the world

20 Surreal Places to Travel In America Even The Locals May Not Have Explored

Most people think you need to leave the country in order to see all the beautiful places in life. However, that couldn’t be more untrue. You don’t …

Adventures by Rail: The Most Scenic Train Vacations in North America

Train voyages and vacations have been part of European and U.S. culture as long as there have been tracks on the ground. Millionaires Jay Gould and …

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10 of the best walking and hiking adventures in the world

Backpacking the Appalachian Trail<p>Hike North America's most famous trail the original way, carrying all you need on your back and staying in huts …

World's Cheapest Travel Destinations

Traveling the world can be expensive, but don’t worry, Nothing Familiar has you covered! If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that even in the …

11 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in America

Maybe it's the unexpected nature of waterfalls that makes them so special. You often hear the sound first, in the distance, rumbling like constant …

10 Glamping Destinations For People Who Want To Go Camping But Need The Luxuries Of A Hotel

Let’s face it, camping isn’t for everyone. From bugs to the lack of plumbing to sleeping on the hard ground, it isn’t exactly a luxury experience. Or …

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6 Surprising Reasons You Should Use Anti-Aging Products in Your 20s

It's all about the baby face.<p>Some of life's problems can be solved as you see them: a rip in your hem, overgrown roots, smudged eyeliner. Aging skin, unfortunately, is not one of these things. But here's why that's <i>good</i> news: Start on prevention in your 20s and you can look younger than your peers — …

A trailer car adventure through 59 US national parks

This year sees celebrations across the US to mark the centenary of the National Park Service. To pay homage to this great organisation, Jonathan Irish and Stefanie Payne are visiting every national park in an Airstream trailer. Here, Jonathan shares some of the highlights so far.<p>March 5<p>Death Valley …

8 Underrated National Parks That Will Leave You Speechless

National Parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon are rightfully some of the most famous destinations in the U.S. They're iconic and …

America’s Favorite Cities for Affordable Getaways

The Windy City comes in as number 15 on this year’s list of America’s favorite cities for affordable attractions, thanks largely to its collection of …

10 places you should visit in Europe this year, according to Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet recently released its Best in Europe list, which highlights the top 10 European destinations travelers should visit in 2016.<p>The list, which was selected by Lonely Planet's travel experts, includes a mix of destinations that are currently trending, hidden gems that are set to become …

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

Happy Birthday Route 66 - 10 alternative road trips you could try this summer in celebration

This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at 2,451 miles, most people don’t have the time to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. We asked expert …

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The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

The Cheapest Day To Buy A Plane Ticket, Depending On Where You're Going

Stick this puppy on your fridge.<p>We all know the magic time to buy a plane ticket is precisely 54 days in advance, for domestic travel.<p>But what if you're flying beyond the U.S.?<p>The experts at CheapAir recently researched the cheapest day to buy plane tickets for a whole host of international …